The little borough of Sitka was first inhabited by the Tlingit tribe, who were said to have lived here over 10,000 years ago. In 1905, the Governor was tasked with decorating the Sitka park for a national exhibition which is how Sitka came to have a national park displaying a large collection of totem poles. These were gifts from the Pacific Northwest tribes, who donated these to share their culture with the people of Alaska. How I do love these!
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We start our day at the Rijksmuseum, which opened in 1885, which was designed by the same architect who also created the Amsterdam Central Train station. It is a Netherlands national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. Wear your comfortable shoes…you’ll get tired of standing all day to view the incredible art. They have 8,000 objects on display of the one million they own, dating from 1200-2000.